Saturday, December 13, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #10

Hi there!

I am finally playing along with Virginia's View challenge

I really want to play each month, then I get too busy, time slips away from me and before I know it, I've missed another one. So, I was determined to get a card made this month because it's All Things Distressed and I love playing with Distress Inks!

I started with watercolor paper and did some white heat embossing using the Stars and Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp. Then I took out my Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks. I smooshed the inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and pressed the paper into the inky mess.

I always let each layer of ink dry before pressing the paper back into it. Backgrounds turn out really cool with this technique - take a look.

I decided to give the background a bit of silver too so I splattered it with some Tim Holtz, Brushed Pewter Distress Spray.

I used the same two inks to shade the Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Circles die-cuts, then layered them up with dimensional adhesive. The tree die-cut is from the Suspension Tree set and the die-cut, Merry Christmas sentiment is also from SSS.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More Guest Designing for SSS Wednesday Challenge!

Hi There!

Today I'm sharing a card for my second week of guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday challenge blog

The theme this week is, "Bling It On!" The design team and I are using products from Kaisercraft this week. You don't have to use them but if you own some, we'd love to see them on your projects!

I used a pretty rose image from a clear set called, Honey Chai. Unfortunately this set is no longer available for purchase but Kaisercraft has some wonderful stamp sets here.

I embossed my cardbase with the, Cross My Heart Cuttlebug embossing folder. The rose was colored with Copics, fussy cut, then adhered to my die-cut panel with dimensional adhesive. For some added bling, I die-cut another Wonky Rectangle out of some pretty glitter paper and decided to offset both panels for a different look. I needed a bit more bling, so I added a few gems. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Friendship Messages set.

As always, there is a generous, $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store for one lucky random winner of this week's challenge!

I hope you'll join us this week! I'm looking forward to seeing your "blingy" projects!

Thank so much for stopping by! ♥